Is your iPhone running slow? Turns out it may have accumulated a lot of junk memory from years of usage.
iPhones are very personal devices, just like any other smartphone. You might use it every day; day after day; filling it up with adorable cat photos, files, app data, pending software upgrade files, and much more. A lot of such data puts an increased amount of burden on the processor as well as the memory, thereby making simple functions like opening the Notes app feel like eons passing by. The system itself creates a lot of cached files that are mostly inessential. What’s more? Apps could also start crashing. Absolute nightmare!
Don’t get me wrong, you can always clean-up your iPhone by manually deleting unnecessary files and apps, with the exception of system files that cannot be manually deleted. However, after a point, you feel like giving up. But folks, that’s not the end.
Resetting an iPhone deletes all your documents, files, photos, and apps and makes your phone feel new again, just like when you first unboxed it. Albeit, make sure you back up your data before attempting a reset as you will be able to restore it later. Here’s how you can perform a backup.
The easiest way to reset an iPhone is to go to the Settings app, head over to the General tab, scroll down to the end, and tap on the Reset tab. Among several options, you will want to select Erase All Content and Settings. Your iPhone will prompt you to enter your Apple ID and Password to confirm it’s really you who’s resetting the phone and not a thief. Once past the prompt, the phone will initiate the reset process.
It is recommended to leave your iPhone on charging while the reset process takes place. You can also, however, use a computer to reset your iPhone. But it’s an unnecessary step as you can do it easily right from your iPhone itself.